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Hermes sales growth drives profits

Friday, August 30th 2013, 9:19
related places: Hermes

French luxury goods retailer Hermes sees profits jump as its global luxury goods sales remain robust in all regions, despite uncertain economic outlook.
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Murray through with late-night win

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 3:34
related countries: United States United States

Britain's Andy Murray begins his US Open title defence with a straight-sets win against France's Michael Llodra.
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Depardieu throws Belgian barbecue

Saturday, August 24th 2013, 20:32
related countries: Belgium Belgium

The French film star Gerard Depardieu, whose erratic behaviour made headlines all year, throws a big housewarming barbecue in Belgium.
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Congo general arrested in France

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 11:48
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo

A general from Congo-Brazzaville is arrested in France and put under formal investigation for crimes against humanity, court officials say.
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Cantona to head film festival jury

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 8:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Footballer turned actor Eric Cantona is to head the jury at this year's Dinard Film Festival, an annual celebration of British film held in northern France.
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Amelie on its way to Broadway stage

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 8:22

The 2001 Oscar-nominated French film Amelie, starring Audrey Tautou, is on its way to Broadway.
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Murray begins US Open against Llodra

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 18:18
related countries: United States United States

Defending champion Andy Murray is drawn against France's Michael Llodra in the first round of the US Open.
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Sahara militant Islamists 'merge'

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 13:14
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Mali Mali

Fighters loyal to Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar have merged with Malian Islamists to take revenge against France for its Mali campaign, a statement says.
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VIDEO: Epic race across France tests runners

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 13:08
related places: Gruissan, Roscoff

The Trans Gaule is a gruelling running race from Roscoff on France's north coast to Gruissan-Plage in the south.
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AUDIO: Thatcher unlikely patron of Daft Punk

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 16:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

As Daft Punk sell more singles in the UK than any other track this century, John Laurenson reports on why French music has become so incredibly cool.
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Pink Panther suspect held in France

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 13:13

A suspected member of a gang of jewel thieves known as the Pink Panthers is arrested in southern France.
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VIDEO: French 'brainwashed' to fight in Syria

Monday, August 19th 2013, 19:11
related countries: Syria Syria

What makes French white men fight for Islam in Syria?
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Arsenal in £10m bid to sign Cabaye

Monday, August 19th 2013, 14:40

Arsenal make an offer in the region of £10m for Newcastle's France midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
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Kermode is new Observer film critic

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 13:48

Mark Kermode is announced as the new chief film critic for The Observer, replacing Philip French when he retires next month.
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Working the soil in far-off lands

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 1:01

How the volunteer farming movement took off in France
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French lawyer Jacques Verges dies

Friday, August 16th 2013, 10:32
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Controversial French lawyer Jacques Verges, whose clients included Carlos the Jackal, dies aged 88.
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VIDEO: Double take: Hundreds of twins at festival

Friday, August 16th 2013, 1:47

Hundreds of twins but also triplets and quadruplets have gathered in a French village in Brittany to celebrate their uniqueness.
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Nairo Quintana revives Colombians' passion for cycling

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 10:09
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Tour de France star Nairo Quintana inspires Colombia
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Tottenham complete £9m deal for Capoue

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 8:49
related places: Toulouse

Tottenham sign France international midfielder and central defender Etienne Capoue from Toulouse.
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Wimbledon champion Bartoli retires

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 6:57

Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli says she is quitting tennis aged 28 because of persistent injury problems.
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French tennis star Bartoli to retire

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 4:53

Wimbledon women's champion Marion Bartoli shocks the tennis world by announcing she is retiring from the professional game.
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French football sees red over Monaco tax breaks

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 23:02
related countries: Monaco Monaco

French football clubs see red over Monaco's tax breaks
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Confidence in short supply at French flea market

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 23:02

Confidence is in short supply at world-famous flea market
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VIDEO: Traders 'on brink' at giant flea market

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 8:54

France is to publish figures for the second quarter of 2013 with economists predicting a slight rise in growth.
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Amputee swimmer's wheelchair found

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 8:20

A stolen custom-made wheelchair belonging to French amputee swimmer Philippe Croizon is found after he makes an emotional appeal.
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Amputee swimmer's wheelchair stolen

Monday, August 12th 2013, 11:41

French swimmer Philippe Croizon, who lost all his limbs in an accident, makes a public appeal after the theft of his custom-made wheelchair.
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French serviceman 'in mosque plot'

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 20:23
related places: Lyon

A French military serviceman is arrested in Lyon for allegedly planning an attack on a mosque, the interior ministry says.
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France: No change to 2013 forecasts

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 17:18

France's finance minister denies that the eurozone's second-biggest country has revised down its economic prospects for 2013.
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VIDEO: Museum brings robots back to life

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 2:01

France's history as a pioneer of automatons is being celebrated at a new exhibition.
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'Human trafficking ring' broken up

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 10:16
related countries: China China, Spain Spain, United States United States

Dozens of people have been arrested in Spain and France on suspicion of smuggling Chinese migrants into Europe and the US, police say.
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French police step up watch on British drivers

Friday, August 9th 2013, 23:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

French police home in on lax British drivers
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Eiffel Tower re-opened after alert

Friday, August 9th 2013, 15:08
related places: Paris

The Eiffel Tower in Paris, which was closed to the public for two hours following a bomb scare, has re-opened.
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French farmers smash eggs in protest

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 8:52

French poultry farmers smash 100,000 eggs outside a tax office in Brittany in a protest over low prices.
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Border staff 'not fingerprinting'

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 8:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK border staff in France are failing to take the fingerprints of thousands of illegal immigrants caught trying to enter Britain, inspectors say.
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Faulty Airbus lands in Amsterdam

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 15:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

An airliner flying from France to the USA which developed a technical fault and circled over the East of England lands safely.
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VIDEO: French hail storm smashes windows

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 13:06

A hail storm has smashed windows and damaged roofs in part of France.
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A tale of two French villages

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 23:08

Picture-postcard France puts gloss on reality
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In pictures: Stolen French jewels

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 17:49
related places: Cannes

Pictures of jewels worth 103m euros stolen in Cannes last month
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VIDEO: £1m reward for capture of jewel thief

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 14:44
related places: Cannes

A reward of about 1m euros, is being offered for any information leading to the recovery of jewels worth some 100m euros, stolen from the French Riviera resort of Cannes.
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Remy set to join Newcastle on loan

Monday, August 5th 2013, 11:10

Newcastle agree a season-long loan deal with Championship side QPR for France international striker Loic Remy.
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Newcastle agree deal for Gomis

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 19:18
related places: Lyon

Newcastle United have agreed an £8million fee to sign 27-year-old France striker Bafetimbi Gomis from French side Lyon.
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New plan for France's poor suburbs

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 13:29

The French government unveils a new plan by President Francois Hollande to help the country's deprived and troubled suburbs.
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Mali election heads to run-off

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 12:20
related countries: Mali Mali

Mali's election, which follows a military coup, an Islamist seizure of half the country and French military intervention, goes to a run-off, it is announced.
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Kazakh oligarch wanted in Ukraine

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 16:39
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A Kazakh oligarch and dissident, Mukhtar Ablyazov, is kept in custody in France after Ukraine issues a warrant for his arrest.
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Kazakh oligarch arrested in France

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 8:20

Kazakh fugitive opposition oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov accused of embezzling billions of dollars has been arrested in southern France, officials say.
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Luxury watch store robbed in Cannes

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 15:06
related places: Cannes

Two armed men rob a luxury watch store in Cannes, days after gems worth 103m euros were stolen from a nearby hotel in the French Riviera town.
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Strauss-Kahn: 'Politics over for me'

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 12:10
related countries: Russia Russia

Scandal-hit French Socialist and ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn says he is now an economic advisor to Russian firms and his political career is over.
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How French secretly filmed prison camp life in WWII

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 8:15

How French prisoners made a secret film of their camp
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Cannes gem robbery worth 100m euros

Monday, July 29th 2013, 16:56
related places: Cannes

The value of jewels stolen in a dramatic armed raid in the French Riviera resort of Cannes is now put at more than 100m euros.
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France praises Mali's election

Monday, July 29th 2013, 9:58
related countries: Mali Mali

France hails Mali's presidential election, the first since a coup and an Islamist-led insurgency which it helped repel, a "great success".
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Cannes thief in jewel heist

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 16:35
related places: Cannes

An armed man steals jewels worth 40m euros ($53m, £34m) in a hold-up at the prestigious Carlton Hotel in the French resort of Cannes, officials say.
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VIDEO: Cannes thief in hotel jewel heist

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 15:54
related places: Cannes

An armed man steals jewels worth 40m euros ($53m, £34m) in a hold-up at the prestigious Carlton Hotel in the French resort of Cannes.
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Merger makes world's biggest ad firm

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 12:50
related countries: United States United States

France's Publicis and US firm Omnicom announce a merger to create the world's biggest advertising company worth $35.1bn (£22.8bn).
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I could not watch the Tour - Wiggins

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 20:30

Sir Bradley Wiggins admits he could not watch the 2013 Tour de France after fitness issues meant he could not defend his title.
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Tour chief criticises Harman letter

Friday, July 26th 2013, 15:46

Tour de France chief Christian Prudhomme dismisses Labour MP Harriet Harman's request for a women's edition to next year's race.
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Strauss-Kahn to face pimping trial

Friday, July 26th 2013, 14:55

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is to face trial on pimping charges, French prosecutors say.
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Friday, July 26th 2013, 11:10

The French parliament agrees to amend legislation to make it legal to insult the president, changing a law imposing a fine dating back to 1881.
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Iran write-off hits Renault profits

Friday, July 26th 2013, 10:44
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Renault

French carmaker Renault reports a huge fall in profits for the first half of 2013 after writing off the entire value of its business in Iran.
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France investigates chain's 'models'

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 16:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Abercrombie

The US clothes retailer Abercrombie and Fitch (A&F) is under investigation in France for possible discrimination based on job applicants' looks.
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VIDEO: Historic landmark stripped of trees

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 9:59

42,000 plane trees line Canal du Midi in southern France and all will be chopped down as a deadly fungus continues to spread along the banks.
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MP faces prosecution for Roma remark

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 13:03

A French MP is facing prosecution for allegedly endorsing Hitler's crimes against the Roma (Gypsies) during a confrontation with travellers.
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Beach smoking ban call stirs French

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 10:14

A call by France's health minister for local authorities to ban smoking in parks and on beaches sparks a lively debate.
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Wiggins & Froome 'can team up again'

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 23:16

Team Sky boss Sir Dave Brailsford says Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome can team up in the 2014 Tour de France.
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Froome can be 'multiple champion'

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 12:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sir Dave Brailsford believes Britain's 2013 Tour de France winner Chris Froome can be a "multiple champion".
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VIDEO: Joy for Chris Froome's first coach

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 12:21
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Chris Froome's first coach and mentor in Kenya has spoken of his joy at the cyclist's Tour de France win.
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French Muslims choose burial abroad

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 23:34

Why French Muslims often choose to be buried abroad
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Froome triumphs in Tour de France

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 19:33
related places: Paris

Britain's Chris Froome wins the 100th edition of the Tour de France as Marcel Kittel claims the final stage in Paris.
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Hollande's ministers face staycation

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 15:30

French President Francois Hollande tells members of his government to take a two-week break next month - but apparently not to venture abroad.
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Veil row sparks Paris suburb unrest

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 11:16
related places: Paris, Trappes

Crowds of youths throw stones at French police and set cars alight in a second night of disturbances in the Paris suburb of Trappes.
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Froome third but Tour win within sight

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 17:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Chris Froome is set to win the 100th Tour de France after finishing third on the penultimate stage.
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Froome closes on maiden Tour victory

Friday, July 19th 2013, 16:58
related countries: Portugal Portugal, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Chris Froome maintains his advantage in the Tour de France as Portugal's Rui Costa wins the 19th stage.
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Froome extends lead despite penalty

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 18:01
related places: Huez

Britain's Chris Froome is penalised 20 seconds for taking food late in stage 18 but still extends his lead in the Tour de France.
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French hostage 'was shot dead'

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 15:17
related countries: Mali Mali
related places: Paris

Philippe Verdon, a French hostage found dead in Mali this month, was killed by a shot to the head, the Paris prosecutor's office says.
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VIDEO: Behind the scenes on Team Sky's Tour bus

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 10:41

BBC Sport's Matt Slater is given a tour of Team Sky's bus to see how the riders travel in style when competing in the Tour de France
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Froome wins time trial to extend lead

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 21:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Chris Froome wins Wednesday's Tour de France individual time trial by nine seconds to increase his overall lead.
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U2's Bono receives French honour

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 14:33
related places: Bono

U2 singer Bono receives France's highest cultural award for his contribution to music and commitment to humanitarian causes.
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Froome set to sign new deal with Sky

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 14:09

Tour de France leader Chris Froome agrees a new contract with Team Sky to run until the end of the 2016 season.
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Musician in French terror arrest

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 19:38
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: A

A neo-Nazi musician linked to Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik is arrested in central France on suspicion of planning a "major terrorist act".
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Costa wins Tour de France stage 16

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 17:05
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Portuguese rider Rui Costa wins stage 16 of the Tour de France as Briton Chris Froome retains his place as overall leader.
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Algerian president returns home

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 17:01
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Paris

The long-serving Algerian leader, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has flown home after nearly three months in a Paris hospital after suffering a mini-stroke.
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French Mali hostage confirmed dead

Monday, July 15th 2013, 18:51
related countries: Mali Mali

A body found in northern Mali is confirmed to be that of a French national captured by Islamist militants in 2011, the French president's office says.
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Topless protester inspired Marianne

Monday, July 15th 2013, 17:30
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The artist who designed the new Marianne image for French stamps reveals he was inspired by topless Ukrainian activist Inna Shevchenko.
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Protest inside French nuclear plant

Monday, July 15th 2013, 16:28

French police arrest at least 29 Greenpeace environmental activists who broke into the Tricastin nuclear plant.
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Girl killed in Reunion shark attack

Monday, July 15th 2013, 15:46
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Reunion Reunion

A teenager is killed by a shark while snorkelling off the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean, in an unusual attack near the shore.
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Froome saddened by doping questions

Monday, July 15th 2013, 14:14

Chris Froome, current leader of the Tour de France, is 'saddened' by continuous questions surrounding doping within the sport.
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France insists no U-turn on shale

Monday, July 15th 2013, 7:17

French President Francois Hollande again rules out exploration for shale gas during his presidency.
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Mali body 'probably' French hostage

Monday, July 15th 2013, 4:46
related countries: Mali Mali

A body found in northern Mali is very likely that of a French national captured by Islamist militants in 2011, France's foreign ministry says.
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VIDEO: Fireworks mark France's Bastille Day

Monday, July 15th 2013, 3:28
related places: Paris

France has celebrated its annual Bastille Day holiday with a patriotic firework display in Paris.
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Froome destroys rivals to extend lead

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 14:34

Chris Froome produces a blistering ride up Mont Ventoux to win stage 15 and extend his lead in the Tour de France.
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France 'must do more' on rail safety

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 12:06

President Hollande marks Bastille Day by saying more must be done to maintain France's rail network, two days after a deadly train accident.
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Train crash shadow over Bastille Day

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 11:30

France marks Bastille Day as investigations continue into the country's worst rail disaster for 25 years which left six people dead.
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